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APPLY: Amazon seeks ‘qualified’ candidates for positions based in Nigeria

Amazon, an American e-commerce company, says it is looking to recruit qualified persons for seven positions based in Lagos, Nigeria.

The e-commerce platform is set to launch operations in Nigeria by April 2023, according to a report.

According to Amazon, the vacant positions include associate solutions architect, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) startup scaling team; startup segment leader, sub-Saharan Africa, Amazon web services (AWS) startups; senior partner sales manager, Nigeria, and Kenya.

Others are a startup account manager, sub-Saharan Africa, AWS; solutions architect, startups, AWS (sub-Saharan Africa); senior solutions architect, West Africa, WWPS; and enterprise account manager, Nigeria.

Amazon made an exception for the location of the role of enterprise account manager, saying it would “be based in the UAE to start, with a view on it relocating to Nigeria”.According to Amazon, the enterprise account manager would “help promote the growth and shape the future of an emerging technology”.

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Also, Amazon said the senior solutions architect would be responsible for owning the technical engagement and ultimate success around specific implementation projects, working cross-organisationally to facilitate widespread use and adoption of the AWS platform, among others.

Meanwhile, the e-commerce platform said the preferred candidate for the solutions architect role must, (among other qualifications) have experience “designing, building, refactoring or operating IT systems – either on-premises or in the cloud”.

“Candidates for the startup account manager, sub-Saharan Africa, AWS, must have ten years of technology-related sales, business development, or sales engineering/consulting experience in areas such as Cloud, SaaS, Analytics, Mobile, eCommerce,” Amazon said.

“The ideal candidate for the senior partner sales manager role would possess a business background that enables them to engage at the CxO level and to easily interact with Partners, Customers, and sales/field reps”.

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Amazon said the startup segment leader, sub-Saharan Africa, AWS Startups, would help drive revenue and market share of startups in Africa; meet or exceed quarterly revenue targets, among others.

It also said the preferred candidate for the associate solutions architect must have experience in implementing cloud-based technology solutions, adding that startup work experience is a plus.

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